Saturday, May 7, 2011

Modelling: Top 10 List of Forbes Highest Paid Supermodels

The 2011 Forbes list for richest supermodels was just released and to no surprise the top three spots are still dominated by the same supermodels.

Gisele Bundchen, Heidi Klum and Kate Moss are still the top three earners in the business.

"Gisele Bündchen is clearly in a class by herself, and has been for a number of years," Edward Razek chief marketing officer of Limited Brands, Victoria Secret's parent company told Forbes.

"She's an international icon who can also move product - from shampoo to couture."

Although the top three spots were the same, there were some changes in the list from last year.

Doutzen Kroes and Miranda Kerr who both took some time off to have babies were left off the list. Those are some expensive babies!

You can find the list below:

1. Gisele Bundchen - $45 million
Gisele is the face of Pantene, H&M, and also makes a boat load of money with her sandals line.

2. Heidi Klum - $20 million
Heidi is the face of New Balance and has also created an line athletic apparel for them. She also has Project Runway and her new show Seriously Funny Kids.

3. Kate Moss - $13.5 million
Kate unveiled her last collection for Topshop this year and has deals with Dior, her own handbag collection for Longchamp and many more endorsements.

4. Adriana Lima - $8 million
Aside from being a Victoria’s Secret Angel, Adriana is a favorite of Riccardo Tisci at Givenchy and is also the face of Spanish label Loewe.

5. Alessandra Ambrosio - $5 million
Also a Victoria’s Secret Angel, Alessandra was also the face of Dolce & Gabbana, Moschino and Brazilian brand Colcci.

6. Daria Werbowy - $4.5 million
Daria has been the face of high end labels such as Yves Saint Laurent, Versace and H&M and has a long term contract with Lancôme.

7. Lara Stone - $4.5 million
Lara is the face of CkOne collection and has been a 3-time Vogue cover girl.

8. Carolyn Murphy - $4.3 million
One of the older models, Carolyn at 37 still makes the list and is still the face of Estée Lauder and also has long term contracts with Tiffany & Co. and Tom Ford. Carolyn has been a Vogue cover girl four times.

9. Natalia Vodianova - $4 million
Natalia is the face of Guerlain fragrance and has been on the cover of Vogue a whopping 9 times.

10. Candice Swanepol - $2 million
The South African beauty replaces Miranda Kerr on the rich list as Miranda took time off to have a baby. Candice is currently a Victoria’s Secret Angel and has also worked on campaigns for True Religion.
Photos of the supermodels after the cut


  1. Really! Na wow oh! But i don't see what's so special really? Someone please enlighten me!

    And thanks so much for your comments on my blog! :D


  2. Why dont you think there is nothing special??? They help in promoting the brands they model.

  3. 2million per year doesn't seem like it's that much. Only the top three can really compete with other celebrities in terms of earning power. No wonder actresses and musicians cover magazines a lot more these days.